Veg pulao with coconut milk

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 1/2 cup Basmati

2 Big Tomatoes

15-20 Beans

1 1/2 cup Cauliflower

1 cup Peas

1 tbsp Mint leaves

1 tbsp Coriander leaves

1/3 cup Oil

2 Bay leaves

1 inch Cinnamon stick

4 Cloves

1 1/2 tsp Kasuri methi

3 Marathi Moggu

1 Star Anise

3 Cardamom

1 1/2 cup Coconut milk

Salt to taste

20-22 Green Chilies

1 hand full of Mint leaves

1 hand full of coriander leaves

1 inch cinnamon stick

6 Cloves

1/2 tsp Peppercorn

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tbsp Dhania powder

1/2 medium sized Onion

4 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste


  • First wash and soak the Basmati rice for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take a pressure cooker or deep pan. Add oil and when it is hot add Bay leaves, Cinnamon stick, Cloves, Kasuri methi, Marathi Moggu, Star Anise and Cardamom.
  • After a minute or so add onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Then put all the vegetables and 1 tsp salt. Cook for 6 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them till they are mushy or pulpy. Then put the paste that was prepared earlier and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on simmer till oil separates. Add coconut milk and 2 cups of water required for the rice to be cooked.
  • When the contents come to a boil. Taste the liquid and add salt if required. Now add rice, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Close the lid and cook till you hear 1 whistle if your using a pressure cooker. If you are using a deep pan then cook till most of the water dries up.
  • You will know the rice is done when you press a grain between your thumb and index finger and it squishes completely. And you are done! Serve piping hot with tomato,carrot, onion and cucumber raita.


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